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অগ্রাধিকার ভিত্তিতে সংশোধিত তামাক নিয়ন্ত্রণ আইন এই সংসদের মেয়াদেই পাশ করা জরুরি

অগ্রাধিকার ভিত্তিতে সংশোধিত তামাক নিয়ন্ত্রণ আইন এই সংসদের মেয়াদেই পাশ করা জরুরি

- প্রধান অতিথির বক্তব্যে সাবের হোসেন চৌধুরি, এমপি সরকারের স্বাস্থ্য ও পরিবারকল্যাণ মন্ত্রণালয় বিদ্যমান তামাক নিয়ন্ত্রণ আইনটি সংশোধনের মাধ্যমে শক্তিশালীকরণের যে খসড়া প্রস্তাব তৈরি করেছে তা বর্তমানে চুড়ান্তকরণের অপেক্ষায় আছে। উল্লেখ্য যে, খসড়ায় ধূমপানের জন্য নির্ধারিত স্থান বাতিল, সিঙ্গেল...

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অর্থনৈতিক উন্নয়নে ভারত-বাংলাদেশ এক সঙ্গে কাজ করতে চায়

অর্থনৈতিক উন্নয়নে ভারত-বাংলাদেশ এক সঙ্গে কাজ করতে চায়

- চট্টগ্রামের উন্নয়ন ও কানেক্টিভিটি: সম্ভাবনা ও চ্যালেঞ্জ বিষয়ে অনুষ্ঠিত এক সেমিনারে বলেছেন ভারতীয় হাই কমিশনার প্রনয় ভার্মা চট্টগ্রামের উন্নয়ন ও কানেক্টিভিটি: সম্ভাবনা ও চ্যালেঞ্জ বিষয়ে অনুষ্ঠিত এক সেমিনারে বক্তারা বলেছেন, ভারত ও বাংলাদেশের মধ্যে সম্পূরক অর্থনীতির প্রয়োজন রয়েছে। ভারত ও বাংলাদেশকে...

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Message from Chairperson

Unnayan Shamannay has been in operation for more than 25 years. Its major strength is participatory research and advocacy. It works for climate-friendly inclusive sustainable development deriving its strength from the fighting spirit embedded in our society, culture, and history. We think Bangladesh is destined to become a developed country within a couple of decades.

Dr. Atiur Rahman

Chairperson, Unnayan Shamannay

Dr. Atiur Rahman, Chair

Recent Event

Char in the economic policy landscape of Bangladesh

Join us for a pivotal discussion on the vital role of “Chars” in shaping Bangladesh’s economic policy landscape. Chars, the riverine islands, hold immense potential and unique challenges. This roundtable brings together experts, policymakers, and stakeholders to advocate for specific budget allocations that will harness the potential of Chars for the nation’s growth. Discussion on the role of “Chars” in shaping Bangladesh’s economic policy, featuring a distinguished Chief Guest, Mr. Swapan Bhattacharjee, MP, Honorable State Minister of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development, and Co-operatives, Government of Bangladesh.

Date: 12 September 2023, Tuesday, Time: 11.00 am

Venue: Bishwo Shahitto Kendro, Banglamotor, Dhaka.


Unnayan Shamannay's Roundtable on Budget Review 2023-24

A Roundtable on Budget Review 2023-24 will be held on 17 June 2023 where our Chair- Dr. Atiur Rahman presented the keynote paper.  Discussants in the round table meeting will be Dhaka University Prof. Dr. M. M. Akash, BIGD’s Senior Fellow of Practice-Dr. Mahin Sultan, Professor of Economics at East West University – Dr. A. K. Enamul Haque, BIDS Senior Research Fellow-Dr. S. M. Zulfikar Ali, Country Economist of UNDP – Dr. Nazneen Ahmed, Professor of Development Studies at Dhaka University – Dr. M. Abu Yusuf, professor of economics at the same university – Dr. Rumana Haque, Visiting Fellow of BIGD- Khandkar Sakhawat Ali, Joint Editor of Bangladesh Environment Movement- Architect Iqbal Habib, and Research Director of BIISS. Mahfuz Kabir.

Multimodal Connectivity Between India and Bangladesh

Unnayan Shamannay organizes a seminar on the ‘Multimodal Connectivity Between India And Bangladesh‘. The intention of the program is to further facilitate discourse on improving multimodal connectivity between India and Bangladesh with the intention of bolstering trade between the two countries. High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh H.E. Mr. Pranay Verma will be present at this seminar as the Chief Guest. Our esteemed Chairperson and former Governor of Bangladesh Bank- Professor Dr. Atiur Rahman will be presenting the background note and other key stakeholders (government officials, sector experts, representatives of business communities) will be participating as panel discussants.

Venue: Bishwo Shahitto Kendro (4th Floor), Banglamotor, Dhaka,


What We Do

Social Science Research

Effectively and efficiently applying both qualitative and quantitative research techniques in evaluating development projects, market research, stakeholder analysis, political economy analysis, impact assessment.

Network Building

Along with organizing advocacy events such as seminars, exchange with the mass media professionals, participatory workshops, one-to-one interviews, focus group discussions etc.



Focuses on effectively communicating the research outcomes through carefully designed evidence-based advocacy campaigns at sub-national and national level.

Macroeconomic Update - October

Macroeconomic overviews of Bangladesh for the month of October have been published. It provides a summary of the position of the key economic indicators for Bangladesh, such as inflation rate, remittances, exports, imports, forex reserve and stock market, etc. These indicators can give insights into the health and performance of the economy.

In our October issue of the monthly macroeconomic overview by Unnayan Shamannay, significant shifts in Bangladesh’s economic landscape are evident. The Dhaka stock exchange follows a decline in turnover, attributed to a rising policy rate affecting capital inflow. Inflation has slightly decreased with food inflation remaining high. Remittances continue to drop, impacting foreign currency reserves. Stay informed with our comprehensive update on these economic developments and more in our latest issue.

Latest Policy Brief

Proposed FY24 Budget Reviews (in Bangla) 
Tobacco Tax Proposal for FY2023-24

Reviewing Health Sector Allocation: Budget 2022-23

Strengthening Cigarette and Tobacco Uses Control Law (in Bangla)

Importance of Tobacco Taxation to Save Youth (In Bangla)

10 Years of MFS in Bangladesh: Post-COVID Field Realities (in Bangla)

Latest Reports




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The purpose of Shamunnay is to be a catalyst for the innovative and indigenous approach of development, well being of the people or groups such as women, children, poor and marginalised groups, vulnerable, physically and mentally challenged through human approach.

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